SAVE THE DATE: January Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 pm.

Happy New Year from all of us on the Leadership Team! We are excited to usher in a new year of climate action with you. Please mark your calendars for the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm for our monthly chapters, and see some ways to get involved locally (below). Stay tuned for the details of this month's chapter meeting on our next newsletter, and social media channels, but please do try to attend our sister Chapter's Legislation meeting on January 15th.

Grassroots Presentation with Renew Oregon, Friday, January 15 at 4 pm.

Madison Daisy Hathaway of Renew Oregon who will walk us through the grassroots effort taking shape in support of the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP). Hosted by the SW Oregon Chapter of The Climate Reality Project. Read more here: https://climaterealitysworegon.wordpress.com/2020/12/14/oregon-grassroots-organize-for-climate/

Late notice, but if you miss this, they will be recording this session and we can share that link with you later.


Cook and Serve Polynesian Food with the Climate-Friendly Committee

January 18, 5:30-6:30 pm & January 23

Chef Justin Riel, Veritably Vegan Chef and Nutrition Coach, will demonstrate how to make a Polynesian meal to give to a homeless shelter on January 23rd.

Sign up for the next Cook & Serve opportunity organized by Ashwin Prabhu, a member of our committee. Learn to cook a Polynesian vegan dish (menu TBA) at 5:30pm on Monday, January 18, and make the dish on January 23 for the 60 people experiencing homelessness who are staying at the Walnut Park Shelter. You can make a lot or a little, and Ashwin can help you identify what you can make (like a side dish, for example) if you want to contribute but can't contribute a lot.

Please email climaterealityportland@gmail.com to get more information, or to receive the recipes and zoom link. If these dates won't work for you, we will record the demo and you are also welcome to make the dishes for your family at home!

Two Ways to Get Involved in Climate Education in Schools!

Invitation to Serve as a Climate Solutions Educator

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you enjoy working with middle and high school students? Would you enjoy helping students engage in a hands-on, service-learning project? If so, we encourage you to join us as a Vision 2030 Climate Educator to inform students about the climate solutions in our region’s Climate Action Plan, relevant workforce opportunities, and to facilitate service-learning opportunities for students with nonprofit partners.

Invitation to Serve as a Vision 2030 Core Team Member

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you want to help young adults learn about climate solutions in our region, and how they can get involved? If so, we encourage you to join us as a Vision 2030 Climate Solutions Core Team Member. SAGE’s Vision 2030 Team includes teachers, volunteers and nonprofit and governmental organizations who support a local, place-based approach to educate middle and high school students about our region’s groundbreaking efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. Learn more about our efforts at:

Volunteer with our Chapter

We are looking for help with specific needs. Let us know if one of these projects aligns with your skills and experience! Please email us at climaterealityportland@gmail.com and we will work with you!

Our Committees

We have Climate Legislation, Climate Education in Schools, Business Working Group, Presentations Working Group, Climate-Friendly Food, Plastic Reduction, and Social Justice.

Thank you to everyone who filled out the interest form to let us know which committees you are interested in (or let us know if there is a climate solution you would like to be involved in that is not listed). Please do fill it out if you haven't yet. We will be in touch!